On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. shot six bullets in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Of six shots fired, Reagan was hit, as well as Press Secretary James Brady, D.C. Police Officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy. In 1982, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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President Ronald Reagan smiles broadly and waves with his left hand, the side that was injured when he was shot during an assasination attempt, to a large crowd of White House staffers that gathered in the rain to welcome him home from the hospital April 11, 1981. (UPI Photo/Scott Stewart/FILES)
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